Westlake Garden Club fundraiser a success

Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman was the guest speaker at Westlake Garden Club's Sept. 28 fundraiser. The event was chaired by Marsha McEntee, center, and Shirley Lutts. Photo by Christian McDonald

On Sept. 28, over 200 people gathered at Westwood Country Club to attend the Westlake Garden Club’s annual Fête des Fleurs fundraiser luncheon.

The rain held off and there was even some sunshine peeking through the clouds. The room was stunning with white linens, centerpieces of white hydrangeas with greenery and green beads forming an emerald necklace. The theme was celebrating Cleveland’s Emerald Necklace with Brian Zimmerman, CEO of the Cleveland Metroparks, as speaker.

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough was in attendance and after saying a few words, presented four of the five nonagenarian club members in attendance with a corsage. After lunch, Brian Zimmerman talked about what the Metroparks have done this year and plans for the future. (Just days after our luncheon, it was announced that they are winners of the prestigious 2016 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in Park and Recreation Management.)

Proceeds from this luncheon help support various civic and educational organizations in the community. This year’s event was co-chaired by Marsha McEntee and Shirley Lutts.

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Volume 8, Issue 20, Posted 10:20 AM, 10.18.2016